We returned from a week long vacation yesterday. I had an amazing trip and fell in love with Durango, Colorado, it was my first time to the western part of the U.S. and I'm definitely planning to return as soon as possible. I took 1023 photos and made 20-30 short videos to remember my thoughts and feelings while on the trip. I brought along a composition book and a homemade smash book and did lots of journaling on the plane and in spare bits of time during the vacation. Chances are, if you saw me on the slopes, in the ladies room, or at Dante's for lunch, I was recording a video on my iphone or digital camera or taking photos of myself to record the trip. During the trip and on the way home, I was fully immersed in this brand new world to me, one of breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, ski slopes that were my wildest dreams come true, fun times with my husband and friends, and an overwhelming desire to move to Colorado, or at least look into buying an investment property out there. I seriously fell in love.
Now that I'm home, however, scrapbooking the trip is not my top priority. Top on my agenda list is reconnecting with the kids, doing mountains of laundry, getting the house and my scrapbooking room computer back to the state they were in before I left, catching up with a no doubt mountain of paperwork at the office, reconnecting with the people I work with, getting back to my exercise and weight loss routine, and on and on and on. There's lots to do after a vacation and typically the scrapbooking of the vacation falls to the bottom of that list. This is ok since I have my thoughts and photos captured and it will all be waiting for me when I'm ready to scrapbook the trip or at least make a photo book or two. I'm so happy that I took the time while I was feeling all the wonderful feelings on vacation to record them, I know these thoughts are stored safely in my composition book and on my video shorts so that I can access the full experience of the vacation when I go to scrapbook it, whenever that might be.
(P.S. I am unable to upload photos right now but will add some later.)
Here are 5 links to other scrapbooking sites and blogs on the subject of vacation scrapbooking:
How you do approach vacation scrapbooking? I would love to hear your ideas or see your projects, please leave a comment or a link.